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MacDiarmid, Hugh

Dates: 
1947-1992

Correspondence, clippings, exhibition catalogues, programs, sound recording and ephemera relating to Hugh MacDiarmid (i.e. Christopher M. Grieve).

Includes:

  1. Tape "The lyric poems Sangschaw & Penny Wheep" with readings by Iain Cuthbertson et al.
  2. 1964 election flyer when he ran as a Communist candidate in the Kinross and West Perthshire Constituency against Sir Alec Douglas Home in the 1964 parliamentary election.
  3. 24 pages of photocopies of 15 manuscript letters (7/11/61 to 13/6/78) from Hugh MacDiarmid chiefly to Alex Clark, who was Treasurer of the Scottish Committee, Communist Party of Great Britain, and acted as MacDiarmid's official Election Agent in the 1964 election.
  4. 1967 National Library of Scotland exhibit catalogue.
  5. 1992 University of Delaware Library exhibit catalogue. 
Extent: 

Approximately 10 cm of textual and audiovisual material

Type(s) Of Materials: 
Audiovisual Material
Unpublished Material and Manuscripts
How To Access: 

XS1 MS A212

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